We often chat about grace. Grace. It's a biblical word often discussed.
Ephesians 2:8-9 TPT For by grace you have been saved by faith. Nothing you did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the love gift from God that brought us to Christ! So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving.
Grace is only grace because of a person.
Grace means a gift as in a blessing, kindness, pleasant, well favored and gratitude. I like the word kindness. We are saved by kindness through faith (belief). We are saved through his favoring us. We are saved by his pleasantness toward us. Because we are well favored we can receive grace.
We often talk about grace in our every day lives in the capacity of showing graciousness. Someone marked by kindness. I like that as well.
Sometimes it refers to the courtesy as in a gracious host. Often that refers to going the extra mile like making your favorite dessert or fulfilling your needs and wants. This definition works well too!
Grace is a love gift.
Grace is a verb, an action.
Grace is goodness.
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine (necessary but doesn't taste good) go down.
You attract more flies with honey than vinegar.
So in the adages or sayings above.....a spoonful of grace helps the medicine (words of correction perhaps) go down.
You attract more irritants with grace than criticisms.
How do you speak to others? How do you speak to yourself? What makes you want to grow and change? To what are you attracted?
Grace in all its sweetness is free to the lost, the lonely, the selfish, the kind, the learning, the angry, and the discontent.
Spread it on thick. Spread it on without watering it down. Let it ooze, drip, and cover.
Grab some for yourself. Go to the Source. Accept it. Receive. Give it away. There's always more!